Satara is a city located in the Satara District of Maharashtra state of India, near the confluence of the river Krishna and its tributary river Venna. The city was established in the 16th century and was the seat of Raja of Satara Chhatrapati Shahu. It is the headquarters of Satara Tahsil, as well as Satara District. The city gets the name from Seven-forts(Sat-Tara) which are close to the city. Satara is well known for its sweet: Kandi pedhe.
Satara has a tropical climate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. This location is classified as Aw by Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature is 24.1 °C in Satara.
The History of Satara district can be traced back to 200 BCE. Historical inscriptions of circa 200 BCE indicate the oldest known place in Satara district in Maharashtra is Karad (mentioned as Karhakada). It is also believed that the Pandavas stayed in Wai, then known as ‘Viratnagari’, in the 13th year of exile.
Place of Interest
Kaas Plateau, Thoseghar Waterfall, Pratapgad Fort, Kaas Lake, Pratapgad Fort
Sajjangad, Kaas Pathar – Valley of Flowers, Yamai Devi, Sakhargadnivasini Temple, Kinhai Village,
Kaas Plateau, Thoseghar Waterfall, Kaas Lake, Koyna Dam